NEVER give up!

Posted on July 22nd, 2009 by Jim

Hope you enjoyed the coffee break! I’m pleased to report that the GO! Smell the flowers domain has been unlocked and returned to it’s rightful owner almost 1 month after , let’s say, after the goalposts were put on castors.

The world’s largest internet provider, 1&1 contacted me last week threatening to shut GO! Smell the coffee down due to a copyright infringement!  To cut a very long story short (I’ll update the other pages here at coffee with the story of how this community started, evolving from flowers) I produced my U.K registered trademark that I bought in early 2006, that proved I was the owner of the content, idea and the brand GO! Smell the flowers and that the WHO IS details had been changed. The legal eagles at 1&1 thankfully withdrew the case and confirmed that the content was mine and I’d done the right thing to save it!

never give up

I am proud to announce that GO! Smell the flowers will be redesigned back the way it was pre-blog and used to promote the book that Emma and I are keen to get published. GO! Smell the coffee will remain a community based portal that I believe has the makings of a community.

Time to move forward and the last month has taught me to NEVER GIVE UP!


It was an emotionally draining time and I’d like to thank all those who have been involved to date. When was the last time you didn’t give up? Do tell…..

15 Responses to “NEVER give up!”

  1. Great News and thank you for not giving up!!!

    I think that with my healing process that I have the determination not to give up. Most recently and specifically was my hospitalization…oh, did I want to leave, but knew I still needed to be there.

    You are right, for some things, never give up!!!
    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog ..Who Else Am I? =-.

  2. Jim says:

    Thanks CC and gald you’re on the road to recovery!

    It will take a bit of time to get coffee up and running as often negative goings on can destory a community…

    We’ll see…

  3. Gareth in Thailand's secretary says:

    I never gave up alcohol, I never gave up smoking, I never gave up dooby, I never gave typi..

  4. Hi Jim,

    In terms of where Coffee or Flower goes, I hope that you determine what you want and not let what others want influence your decision. It really needs to be your decision otherwise it won’t work for the site or you. This is a tough one!!! Really make this decision based on what you want and what is going to be besst for you.

    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog ..Please!! GO! Smell the Coffee!!! and Wake Up!!! =-.

  5. Lib says:

    Welcome home! Great news about getting your ball back.

    Erm, when have I never given up? I have given up on quite a few, what are now, small things in the past but long term I never give up, its called hope isn’t it?


    • Jim says:

      Thanks Lib / Jo-an-ah…

      It was hope, yup and glad I dug in. Loved your getting the ball back analogy – very apt and that’s what it boiled down to….

      We move on!

  6. sarah says:

    You have no idea what a shock it is to find out that I can no longer hang out at Flowers and instead have to drink ‘coffee’. Good that you have got the flowers back. Either way, Coffee or Flowers are great. :-) .-= sarah´s last blog ..Writing Emails – The Do’s and Don’ts =-.

  7. Tatiana V says:

    This is such a great news Jim – and Congrats :) About Never Giving Up – great advice which has proved to work for at least 99% of the time…
    .-= Tatiana V´s last blog ..Double Rainbow in the Middle of a Road… =-.

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